The Wednesday Night Wars have been getting one-sided in recent times, and this week saw a big victory for the All Elite Wrestling’s TNT production, AEW Dynamite.
The thirty-second week of the so-called Wednesday Night Wars, saw Dynamite draw more than 100,000 viewers as compared to NXT. Dynamite raked in 701,000 viewers on TNT, while NXT ended up with 592,000 viewers on USA Network, according to ShowBuzz Daily.
AEW was up by 7% from last week for this week’s go-home show. This week also saw some major names return to Dynamite, for the final build towards Double or Nothing which is scheduled to take place this Saturday. NXT fell by 2% from last week and recorded its fourth-lowest viewership of the year. AEW’s ratings were their sixth-lowest of 2020.
As for the Cable 150 standings, AEW came in at an impressive #7, while NXT was far behind at #53. Overall viewership saw AEW stand at #65, while NXT was further behind at #70. AEW was #15 and #65 in Cable 150 and viewership last week respectively, while NXT had #46 and #67.
AEW had a 0.26 rating in the crucial 18-49 demographic, while NXT had a meager 0.13 rating in the same demo, which is quite bad for WWE. AEW had a 0.23 rating last week, while NXT had a 0.15 rating in the same demo. NXT’s rating is the lowest in its history, since moving to the USA Network last September.
AEW had a Matt Hardy vs Sammy Guevara main-event which saw the future Hall of Famer pick up the victory. It ended with a major brawl that saw the return of Young Bucks and Hangman Page, both of whom had been out of action for quite some time. NXT had a Rhea Ripely-Io Shirai matchup in the main event, a throwback to the finals of Mae Young Classic, which was interrupted by Charlotte Flair.
NXT is currently on the way to In Your House, the return of the iconic PPV, which will take place on June 7th.